Bankruptcy case converted for jeweler who sold fakes
After more than three years under Chapter 13 bankruptcy to pay back his debt, the case of Paul Blarr--the jeweler who pleaded guilty this spring to selling stones that he misrepresented as diamonds--now is under Chapter 7.
Make your podcast debut at JA NY Summer
National Jeweler is guest hosting an upcoming episode of the jeweler-targeted podcast “Inside the Jewelry Trade” and will be recording segments from retailers, manufacturers and suppliers at the upcoming JA New York Summer show. Find out how to get involved.
WJA grants 8 scholarships to jewelry students
Eight students currently studying jewelry and metalsmithing at various colleges across the country and abroad have been awarded scholarships from the Women’s Jewelry Association.
New York antique show kicks off Friday
More than 100 vendors are set to exhibit at the upcoming New York Antique Jewelry & Watch show, which is scheduled to take place Friday through Monday at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.
Judith Ripka inks wholesale deal with KGK Group
KGK Jewellery Manufacturing now exclusively will handle the wholesale business of Judith Ripka, including manufacturing, sourcing, sales and distribution of the brand’s fine, diamond and bridal jewelry.
10 sessions for learning at JA New York Summer
Synthetic diamond disclosure, website traffic and trend forecasting are among the topics that will be covered at JA New York Summer Show’s Educational Conference, which will take place Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28.
Portland conference speakers, seminars announced
Although the lineup still is coming together, organizers of the Portland Jewelry Symposium have revealed the speakers and topics for their seventh annual custom jewelry-focused event, scheduled for Oct. 5 and 6.